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NTT IndyCar Series announces primetime debut

The NTT IndyCar Series announced it will be broadcast in primetime on NBC for the first time.
The 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (IndyCar Photo/Doug Matthews)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – The NTT IndyCar Series announced it will be broadcast in primetime on NBC for the first time.

The season-opening Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will be televised starting at 8 p.m. ET Saturday, June 6.

The race is moving to NBC from its originally scheduled window on NBCSN. It's the first IndyCar race on broadcast television in primetime since 2013.


"We're pleased the daring nature and bold skills of IndyCar's athletes will be displayed to a network primetime audience in just a few weeks' time," Penske Entertainment Corp President & CEO Mark Miles said. "IndyCar's first season on NBC in 2019 was marked by significant audience growth, and this marquee broadcast slot reflects both our continued momentum and strong partnership with NBC Sports Group."

This kicks off NBC Sports' second season as the home of the NTT IndyCar Series, leading up to the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, which will now take place Sunday, Aug. 23 on Channel 13.